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Battery Pre-Installation Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117129D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Naitoh, A: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanism which enables battery pre-installation on battery powered systems such as notebook computer. This mechanism consists of a power-on switch, and another mechanical or electrical switch. This second switch is turned on when user pushes power-on switch first time. Even if the user turns on or off the system after the operation, the second switch keeps on. Once the second switch is on, the system electrical circuits and battery electrical circuits are connected to the battery power line.

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Battery

Pre-Installation Mechanism

      Disclosed is a mechanism which enables battery pre-installation
on battery powered systems such as notebook computer.  This mechanism
consists of a power-on switch, and another mechanical or electrical
switch.  This second switch is turned on when user pushes power-on
switch first time.  Even if the user turns on or off the system after
the operation, the second switch keeps on.  Once the second switch is
on, the system electrical circuits and battery electrical circuits
are connected to the battery power line.

      The Figure shows the example of this mechanism.  Once the
power-on switch is turned on, the second switch inside the battery
keeps on.  After this operation, both the system and battery
electrical circuits start to consume battery power.  In this case,
the second battery is located in the battery.  This switch can be
mounted inside the system.

      This mechanism is adaptable to both rechargeable and
non-rechargeable battery.